The Defense Ministry on Thursday mentioned Israel’s missile defense systems had successfully accomplished a collection of tests designed to “counter emerging threats threats in the region.”
In a assertion, the ministry mentioned the tests have been carried out by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems along with the military and defense corporations Israel Aerospace Industries and mPrest Systems.
“Within the framework of the tests, various types of threats were launched, which simulate the developing threats in the region,” the Defense Ministry mentioned. “The Homa [missile defense] directorate will not stop to develop the Iron Dome system to “counter the emerging threats in the region.”
The assertion mentioned the short-range Iron Dome, medium-range Magic Wand, and long-range Arrow three systems have been examined this week on the Palmachim air base, south of Tel Aviv.
On Wednesday residents within the space of the bottom, situated south of Tel Aviv, heard the launch of a missile, which left a smoke path that may very well be seen for miles.
The ministry didn’t say what kind of missile was fired, and mentioned it might reveal the main points at a later date.
In May, the Defense Ministry mentioned it was suspending a deliberate live-fire check of the Arrow three in Alaska to make sure “maximum readiness” of the battery.
The Arrow three system was first examined successfully in February, after months of delays and technical issues. In January, an train was referred to as off due to a information switch downside and in December a check was canceled over security considerations.
Complemented by a variety of different missile defense systems designed to guard Israel from short-, medium- and long-range assaults, the Arrow three system represents the very best degree of Israel’s multi-tiered missile defense community.
Following a barrage of mortar and rocket fireplace from Gaza final month, the IDF deployed extra Iron Dome batteries in southern Israel, warning native residents of a doable fresh spherical of violence with Hamas.